“STEPHANIE IS A GODDAMN CHARACTER ACTOR GENIUS WHO WILL KICK YOU RIGHT IN THE FEELS.”

- Dave Buckman

 Executive Producer Out of Bounds Comedy Festival,

Owner of ColdTowne Theater

FISHBOWL

From a nicotine-deprived astronaut to a jilted wedding guest, Stephanie Thoreson's second solo  endeavor Fishbowl is a character-driven show about women on the edge. Through a simple, stripped-down anthology of scenes, Fishbowl zooms in on one terrible moment from each of its characters' lives, walking the fine line between comedy and tragedy that can be best be described as "been there."

After premiering to two full houses at Fallout Theater in March 2019, Fishbowl played as part of Austin Sketch Fest's 2019 lineup and ran as a month-long ColdTowne Theater mainstage, partnering with Capital Area Counseling and the Yeah, But Are You Happy? podcast to provide on-site mental health resources to attendees.

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     "LIKE GENUIS-BUFFOON MELISSA McCARTHY"

                   "BRIGHT AND FRESH"

  "TWISTED BUT ALWAYS APPROACHABLE"

                         "GUFFAW-INDUCING"

          "SHE'S WITTY ... BUT SHE'S SMART TOO"

                 "HILARIOUS"

  "PERFORMED WITH 100% COMMITMENT"

                                                               - Laura Jones

                                                                 The Austin Chronicle

 

SHATTERED DREAMS

(AND OTHER POSITIVE EXPERIENCES)

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"A story about finding yourself in the middle of nowhere", Shattered Dreams is Stephanie's debut solo sketch project, a combination live and recorded mockumentary in which she explores the subtle nuances of growing up in a small town. The show follows high school senior Angela as she documents the lives and stories of the citizens of Springville, including an existential third-grader, a mysterious karaoke singer, and an unlikely guru in a fried egg costume. A heartfelt coming-of-age comedy, Shattered Dreams is told through a combination of stagecraft, video, and music.

 

Shattered Dreams played a limited release to sold-out crowds at ColdTowne Theater and at the 2018 Out of Bounds Comedy Festival. 

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“SATURDAY IS, LIKE, RESPLENDENT WITH STEPHANIE THORESON'S CHARACTER-DRIVEN SOLO SHOW”

- Best Comedy on Airport

The Austin Chronicle